You may soon see a Siri-like virtual assistant on Galaxy phones. Samsung announced Thursday that it's buying the artificial intelligence startup Viv Labs Inc., a company built by the same people who created Siri.
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At TechCrunch's Disrupt NY, Siri creator Dag Kittlaus performed the first public demo of Siri's new cousin, Viv. Kittlaus described the brains of Viv as "software that's writing itself", which is a pretty bold statement with some implications that call to mind the dreariest of Skynet dystopias. But what exactly makes it any better than Siri?